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Verification

Advice for journalists researching scholarly studies and reports

How can journalists be sure they're citing research that is rooted in fact? Consulting these two tip sheets from Journalist's Resource can help.

Sherry Ricchiardi | April 26, 2017

Contest calls on journalists to make fact-checking go viral

Have an innovative idea that can help fact-checking spread across the web? You could win US$10,000 by entering it to this contest.

Sam Berkhead | April 25, 2017

Argentina's La Nación sets the standard for Latin American data journalism

La Nación's trailblazing data journalism, YouTube's effects on independent media and more in this week's Digital Media Mash Up, produced by the Center for International Media Assistance.

IJNet | April 21, 2017

International Fact-Checking Day empowers journalists, citizens to spot fake news

Poynter's International Fact-Checking Network spread the fact-checking movement across five continents for International Fact-Checking Day — and news organizations and educators can still get involved.

Sam Berkhead | April 03, 2017

Newsgeist brings the fake news debate to Latin America

At the recent Newsgeist LatAm unconference in São Paulo, leading media figures sought out new ways to address the issue of fake news.

Elisa Tinsley | March 20, 2017

India innovators debate how to handle fake news

As discussed by a diverse group of media workers in India, the first step towards tackling the "fake news" problem is arguing for a more precise understanding of what this term means. 

Elyssa Pachico | March 17, 2017

Tips and resources for covering terrorism

Reporting on terrorism and terrorist attacks poses a number of acute challenges to journalists. Here are free resources that can help.

Sherry Ricchiardi | February 14, 2017

Tips for media outlets looking to counter hate speech against migrants, refugees

With anti-immigrant sentiment on the rise in many countries, a group of journalists and officials discussed how the media can report on migrants and refugees more ethically.

Patrick Butler | February 03, 2017

Lessons from Russia: How fake news and misinformation distract journalists

ICFJ Knight Fellow John Kluver discusses how, in the age of misinformation, fact-checking creates an added layer of work and risk for journalists.

John Kluver | February 02, 2017

The truth-seeker’s toolbox: How journalists can debunk false facts on their own

A wide range of fact-checking organizations have sprung up around the world to combat misinformation — but using this technique, journalists can fact-check any claim on their own.

Adi Eyal | February 01, 2017

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